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on the same pakistan-based group that attacked mumbai in 2008. this time, mumbai was better prepared, but the violence would inflame tension between two old enemies, india and pakistan, both nuclear powers. richard engel, nbc news, cairo. >>> and here in our new york studios our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell. andr andrea, i don't need to tell you, this is your line of work. you ask any u.s. official what keeps you up at night, and they answer, these two countries, nuclear nations, and especially pakistan. >> pakistan is about to pass france as the fifth greatest nuclear power in the world and they're on a hair trigger. there's no hot line between india and pakistan, only last week, diplomats from both countries meeting out at stanford university trying to talk about establishing a hotline. so unlike the cold war, there is no communication, they could have an accident. this time india has said in the past that they were restrained three years ago when it was proved that pakistan was behind the attack, they were restrained by the u.s., by the rest of the world, th
in afghanistan, iraq and pakistan. while there is no immediate claim of responsibility, the u.s. officials say a handful of networks including an indian terrorist group may be behind the bombing. a senator with an intelligence background says the indian mujahadeen who want them to dominate the indian way of life is suspect. but they say the group is poorly organize and possibly had outside help, possibly from pakistani intelligence. >> with a dramatic attack like this, coordinated over three locations, it took money and it took planning. that always raises the speckor of the isi in pakistan. >> the three explosions at the mumbai opera house, jewelry district and major commuter hub drew comparisons to the mumbai attack in 2008. the ram pain that lasted for 60 hours killing 166 people was low-tech. it relied on ten pakistani militants armed with cell phone, handguns and back packs filled with explosives. the group l.e.t. linked to pakistani intelligence was blamed. >> the obvious question: is pakistan involved? i cannot think of any conceivable reason why pakistan would want to provoke a crisis
that the gradually improving relations between pakistan and india are not given a dent from this attack? >> i think the indian government is being very cautious. i think they are not speculating and i think so it would be very early for me to speculate on why they decided to be very open-minded about this investigation. of course the 2008 attacks on mumbai, the indian government did accuse pakistan of having some involvement in this those attacks. the 2006 train bombings in the city happened in the rush hour, more than a dozen indian nationals arrested for that. it is very easy to -- there has been a lot of speculation and jumping to conclusions about the possibility of pakistan's involvement but the indian government is keeping an open mind. pakistan governments condemned the attacks shortly after they happened yesterday. indian opposition parties are pointing a finger in that direction but i think it is very early to draw any speculation about who might be behind this attack, particularly because they say they are still working on very limited intelligence. >> thank you very much indeed. the chin
. i guess, if it is not homegrown, it would be from the usual area that is pakistan. >> is that believed, that the authorities will be taking? if so, what will that do for relations between india and pakistan? >> there will be tension, but the indian government, like the rest of the world, is aware that tourism has increased quite sharply in the last few years in pakistan. they are, in fact, more of a victim of terrorism than we are. i think it will try to talk it out and tried to put in place methods by which -- and try to put in place methods by which they stop this terror. >> you say changing their methods. didn't we hear that in november of 2008? the authorities bolstered intelligence gathering and security after those attacks and this happened. doesn't this expose the weaknesses and vulnerabilities? >> it does not seem the nature of terrorism has changed. instead of sophisticated explosives, there improvised explosives, i.e.d.'s. these are used in various parts of india and used abroad. in afghanistan, for example. >> professor, thank you very much for talking t
wednesday. the attacks came just months after india resumed peace talks with pakistan. so far, no group has taken responsibility for the bombings and indian officials are not speculating on who may have been behind the blasts. secretary of state hillary clinton says she will proceed with plans to visit the country next week. >>> now, here's a look at other stories making news "early today" in america. >>> a video from a dash cam has three tennessee sheriff's deputies in hot water. they took down an alleged intoxicated man and then repeatedly punched, kicked and tased him. the man was handcuffed and half naked, officers claim he was resisting arrest. all three officers have been placed on administrative leave. >>> an attorney in louisiana is being forced to answer some tough questions. after surveillance video showed him fighting in a bar located in the town he represents. the attorney said he was defending himself and sued the bar for lack of security. the owners countersued, saying the attorney's bar tab was unpaid. >>> in ohio, a 19-year-old champion stacker is leading the charge to have
on militants based in pakistan. these latest bombs have been described as relatively crude and possibly the work of local militants. whoever is behind them, they have shown that india's largest city is still vulnerable. >> the bbc will be in mumbai with the latest details on the attack. >> it is very important to remember that it is still early in the primary investigation being carried out. given a small scale of the attacks that we have seen, it may be a local were involved. it is still a important to remember that much information has to come out of these investigations and only then are we likely to see a clearer picture. >> mumbai is on alert. there were three toward native blass, after all. what security measures are being taken to prevent more? >> the certainly, the blast took place -- or the news assertive out and the city was put on -- the news sorted out and the city was put on high alert. there is more surveillance of the streets. however, mumbai is showing resilience. they can deal with this and move on. certainly, and today will be no different from mine the other day. -- f
the militants based in pakistan. these latest bombs have been described as relatively crude and possibly the work of local militants. whoever is behind it shows that the largest city is still vulnerable. >> we have been to the site of one of the explosions and this is the report. >> this is one of three locations where explosions have taken place in mumbai. just behind this police cordon, a bus stop where a vehicle packed with explosives was located and detonated. this along with two other blasts in the city took place in peak time in russia. in highly densely populated areas. lots of traffic are around. we are hearing as many injuries. they have been taken to local hospitals. the leaders have been coming to this area and said that the priority is to make sure that the injured were taken care of and treated. this is unclear as to who is behind these attacks exactly what has taken place and whether there is any correlation to those attacks that took place in 2008 and five years ago. >> that the venezuelan president hugo chavez has acknowledge that he will need more treatments for cancer.
that occurred originally back in the '40s between india and pakistan, a couple hundred muslims live inside -- >> millions. that's okay. >> live inside india and there are extremist groups with india as opposed to pakistani base that go over to india responsible for similar small-scale attacks. so nobody is clear yet who it is, but i think you're right. the fact that indian officials didn't immediately blame or cast doubt that it was pakistan suggests that they don't think it is. >> and also you just made a point we were talking ak. 200 million muslims in country of india makes india one of the largest -- the largest muslim country in the world? >> exactly. indonesia and india, countries with the largest number of muslims in the world. indians often present that evidence to westerners. >> sure. >> saying we know how to work closely with our multiple populations. we're a large democracy and see how things go so well. it doesn't always go so well in that country. >> move to syria. both in new york and washington we're obsess with the debt talks and defaulting and obviously for important reaso
by a pakistani terror group in 2008 that killed 166 people. pakistan condemned yesterday's violence, and representatives from both countries are expected to meet later this month. secretary of state hillary clinton also condemned the bombings and said that she will go ahead with plans to visit india next week. >>> sarah palin is now giving a rough time frame on whether or not she will join the 2012 race. the former alaska governor telling fox news last night she will announce her intentions in late august or early september. this comes after her comments in the latest issue of "newsweek" where she said, quote, "i could win." in a cryptic statement last night, the former vice presidential candidate said she's still thinking. >> you know, i did say in that article that i believed that i could win, and then i went on to say, but it doesn't have to be me. i'm not so egotistical to say it can only be me to turn this country around. if there are those out there willing to serve with good executive experience who have that servant's heart and know not to be so obsessively partisan that the
between india and pakistan. no one claimed responsibility for the bombings. >>> four female afghan military officers are in the u.s. training to become the first female pilots in the afghan air force. two years ago, the afghan army were look for women to join and became the opportunity to be the first women pilots in the afghan air force and they will be here at lackland air force base in texas for eight months for english language training and heading to alabama for helicopter training. >>> exxon-mobile will try to do damage control this morning in monday at that .a. they plan to use vac -- in montana. they plan to use vacuum trucks to suck oil from a pipeline that spilled an estimated 42,000 gallons of crude oil in the yellowstone river. the cause of the july 1st pipeline failure is under investigation. >>> minnesota's government shutdown put 22,000 state employees out of work and they won't be able to reach for beers during the free time when they are out of work. miller coors is forced to pull 39 brands from every restaurant bar and liquor store in the state because the company
the speckter of the isi in pakistan. >> this morning, new evidence suggests the bombs were planted at a bus shelter, also on a motorcycle and near a parked car. this really shows that these devices were designed to cause maximum casualties and they all went off within a span of 15 minutes, and again, the simultaneous nature of the attacks is a signature of terrorism, heather. heather: they did their jobs. catherine, what does this attack mean for the u.s.? >> well, look, immediately in washington, the focus went back to three years ago and these attacks in mumbai, that was a series of attacks orchestrated by ten pakistani militants armed with cell phones, hand guns and backpacks with explosives. analysts here say if this latest attack causes friction between india and pakistan that could be serious trouble for the u.s. let's listen: >> if the attack were a cause to try to provoke a crisis between india and pakistan that would have major implications for the united states. we do not want to see those two countries go into another crisis and perhaps fight another war, which they've done three
is pakistan has condemned the violence. >>> president obama and congressional leaders will meet for the fifth day in a row today still far apart on a plan to raise the nation's debt ceiling. by all accounts, the group had a tense two hour meeting yesterday. president obama became frustrated with republicans who were suggesting only a month's long debt limit increase now. the president has said he will not support a short-term solution. reportedly president obama walked out of the meeting warning republicans not to call his bluff. >>> the chinese government is now expressing concern about the lack of progress in the negotiations on increasing the debt limit. that follows a warning by investor service that the u.s. may lose its top credit rating in the coming weeks if the government is unsuccessful in raising that limit. china currently holds more than $1 trillion in u.s. treasury debt. >>> ktvu's washington d.c. bureau is scheduled to sit down for a one on one interview with the president today. you can see that exclusive interview with the president this afternoon right here on ktvu channel 2
were killed in 60 hours of terror. blamed on militants based in pakistan. these latest bombs have been describe as relatively crude and possibly the work of local militants. whoever's behind them, they've shown that india's largest city is still vulnerable. caroline hawley, bbc news. >>> the president and congressional negotiators return to the debt negotiations table today after yesterday's meeting ended in confrontation. those in the meeting said that president obama announced enough is enough, we have to be willing to compromise, before walking out of the room. the moody's rating service is threatening to downgrade the nation's credit rating because of this crisis. >> both sides really locking horns. >>> new light is being shed on the problem of american kids and obesity. and two harvard doctors are weighing in. >> what they're saying about overweight children has just about everybody taking sides on this. abc's lana zach explans the controversy. >> reporter: thanks, peggy and daniel. it's really a radical idea and it's intended to get people talking about childhood obesity. in "the
. these were sophisticated devices triggered by timers. these the first attacks here since gunmen from pakistan laid siege to the city in 2008. the authorities were taken by surprise. nobody has claimed responsibility for the attacks, although security experts say a domestic group-- the indian mughadeen are prime suspects. few here can see the point of it. "what do we tell our children," said this man. "they think these adults are mad." why kill innocent people? tonight, security has been ramped up across the nation and the police now better trained and resourced than they were a few years ago, but there are no shortage of targets in a country of 1.2 billion. >> sreenivasan: mumbai is india's financial capital and home to its movie industry as well. u.s. stocks turned lower today after federal reserve chairman ben bernanke played down talk of new stimulus moves. he had said yesterday that the fed was ready to act, if the economy gets worse. today, he emphasized that he expects things to improve, albeit slowly. in response, the dow jones industrial average lost 54 points to close at 12,437. the
that militants played a role in this and pakistan has condemned the bombing just as these two countries have started talking again about their differences. natalie. >> michelle kosinski, thank you. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton heads to turkey today as she kicks off a 12 day diplomatic world tour. topping her to-do list, be inning national pressure on moammar gadhafi. wednesday clinton said gadhafi's days in power are, quote, numbered. >>> a water war is being waged on capitol hill where the house has pass the a bill that would cut the epa's pourer to overrule state's decisions on water quality. the white house threatened to veto the bill saying it would undo four decades of progress in protecting the water supply. >>> whether she or won't she? sarah palin says she'll announce her plans for the 2012 presidential race in late august or early september. what she is saying now, though, is she believes she could beat president obama and could not see herself campaigning for one of the current republican candidates. >>> the weekend is coming early to space where astronauts will get time
a role in this. pakistan condemned the bombings as they started talking again about the differences since the 2008 attacks. natalie? >> michelle kosinski, thank you. secretary of state hillary clinton heads to turkey as she kicks off a 12-day tour, topping her to do list, increasing pressure on moammar gadhafi. she said his days in power are quote numbered. >>> a water war is being waged on capitol hill where the house passed a bill that would cut the epa power to overrule decisions on water quality. the white house threatened to veto the bill saying it would undue four decades of progress. >>> will she or won't she? former alaska governor sarah palin said she'll announce her plans for the 2012 presidential race in late august or early september. what she is saying now though is she believes she could beat president obama and could not see herself campaigning for one of the current candidates. >>> astronauts from the shuttle "atlantis" and international space station will get time off. the final shuttle has been in orbit for a week. the crew has been delivering food and supplies to last t
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